The time for all-out price massacre is officially over now that Black Friday and the dubiously titled Cyber Monday are over and done. That doesn’t mean that the deals have stopped coming, it just means that retailers are catching their collective breath right now as they prepare for the en-masse Christmas discount rush that will inevitably come in the forthcoming weeks. That’s right, it’s a matter of weeks until Christmas, by the way. Let that sink in for a second, while you dig into today’s cheap advent calendar chocolate.
Regardless, you’re here and I’m here so we may as well take a look at what’s been on offer in the days that came after the dizzying discount period that was last week. As always, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. But first, we need to talk about free stuff.
As luck would have it, we’ve gone and teamed up with the folks over at GamesPlanet to offer you the chance to win some free games. This time we have three copies of Watch Dogs 2 on PC up for grabs – specifically, two copies of the Deluxe Edition and one extra-special copy of the Gold Edition – so if that sounds like the sort of thing you’d like to be in with a chance to win, click this handy link below and get involved. Entries close at 23:59:59 (GMT) on Sunday 4th December.
UK & US Deals
Speaking of GamesPlanet, the site is currently in the second week of its ‘Xmas Sale’, where new deals will be added each weekend as we approach Christmas itself. Here are some highlights of what’s on offer this weekend, all of which will be live until the end of Sunday 4th December. Have at it.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger for £5.99
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Uncensored) for £5.99
XCOM 2 for £19.99
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for £13.99
Aragami for £9.99
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for £11.99
F1 2016 for £25.99
The lovely people of Humble Bundle are at it again, this time offering up a moderately-sized buffet of tycoon simulator games in what they’re calling – wait for it – the Humble Tycoon Simulator Bundle. Pay what you want for up to seven big business sims including, but not limited to, Democracy 3, Car Mechanic Simulator 2016, Big Pharma and RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe. Pay more than $12 (about £9.62) and you’ll get a copy of YouTubers Life and can try your hand at bringing about the demise of traditional media and becoming one of those YouTube types.
Getting out ahead of Steam’s upcoming winter sale, GOG has launched its own holiday-time sale, entitled ‘The Monstrous Winter Sale’. With this, more deals will be added to the range each and every day. Current highlights include the following.
The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for £20.99 / $26.99
Darkest Dungeon for £11.39 / $14.99
SOMA for £9.59 / $11.99
Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe for £17.99 / $22.99
Firewatch for £8.90 / $11.99
FTL: Advanced Edition for £1.99 / $2.49
Check out the whole range on the link below.
If you’ve been reading anything I’ve written in the past few months you may already be aware that I’m a huge sucker for LucasArts adventure games. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that this deal made it into this article. Right now, Bundle Stars will sell you a set of four classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure games for £1.39. Namely, you’ll get Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Dig and Loom. Fine leather jackets not included.
Did you see that ludicrous display last night? If not, simulate it for yourself since Amazon UK is currently offering Football Manager 2017 Limited Edition for £26.99.
Fallout 4 wasn’t for everyone. Sure, it was shiny, new and filled with Bostonian accents but sometimes you just pine for a simpler time. Enter Amazon US’ current offer of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas for $3.30 each. If you don’t already own both of these, there’s never been a better time to add them to your ever-increasing Steam library of games you’ll ‘get around to someday’.
Do you need 8TB of data storage? No, you probably don’t but who wouldn’t want a little more room to store all their downloaded junk. Amazon US is cutting $70 off the price of this Seagate 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive, bringing the price down to $169.99 for more space than you will probably ever need.
Alright, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.